has a story reporting the source code for the EVE Online
client has been leaked and is available on the Internet. While this sounds like
a potential disaster for the science fiction MMORPG,
has a reaction from developer CCP, reassuring
customers that this does not represent a security problem:
"CCP is aware
that an individual claims to have access to the source code of the EVE client.
This access is not a security risk to CCP in any way," stated the developer.
"Access to the source code for the EVE client exposes no security
vulnerabilities, has no privacy protection issues, and poses no threat to our
customers' billing information.
"The server-side interface used by the client is carefully protected to ensure
that no abusive or unwanted information is transmitted to, or from the internal
EVE server systems. Nothing the EVE client can do can affect the game state, no
advantage can be gained by manipulating the EVE client, no advantageous or
disadvantageous information can be transmitted to other EVE users by altering
the EVE client," added the company.
Although the company has acknowledged the theft of the game source code, it
would not disclose any information on how the code had been accessed.